A person working in Teaching / Education in Malawi typically earns around 175,000 MWK per month. Salaries range from 83,600 MWK (lowest average) to 318,000 MWK (highest average, actual maximum salary is higher).
This is the average monthly salary including housing, transport, and other benefits. Salaries vary drastically between different Teaching / Education careers. If you are interested in the salary of a particular job, see below for salaries for specific job titles.
|Job Title||Average Salary|
|Academic Advisor||175,000 MWK|
|Academic Coach||178,000 MWK|
|Academic Manager||199,000 MWK|
|Academic Specialist||155,000 MWK|
|Academic Staff||138,000 MWK|
|Achievement Coach||168,000 MWK|
|Admissions Specialist||160,000 MWK|
|Agricultural Sciences Teacher||130,000 MWK|
|Anthropology Teacher||136,000 MWK|
|Arabic Language Teacher||127,000 MWK|
|Archeology Teacher||140,000 MWK|
|Architecture Teacher||157,000 MWK|
|Art Teacher||135,000 MWK|
|Assistant School Principal||182,000 MWK|
|Assistant Teacher||117,000 MWK|
|Biochemistry Professor||251,000 MWK|
|Biology Teacher||146,000 MWK|
|Bursary Scheme Manager||166,000 MWK|
|Business Teacher||150,000 MWK|
|Chemistry Teacher||130,000 MWK|
|Child Care Coordinator||138,000 MWK|
|Child Care Worker||115,000 MWK|
|Clinical School Psychologist||210,000 MWK|
|College Aide||170,000 MWK|
|College and Career Readiness Specialist||186,000 MWK|
|College President||309,000 MWK|
|Communications Teacher||140,000 MWK|
|Community Education Officer||123,000 MWK|
|Computer Science Teacher||140,000 MWK|
|Computer Teacher||131,000 MWK|
|Creative Writing Trainer||172,000 MWK|
|Credit Counselor||179,000 MWK|
|Cultural Studies Teacher||134,000 MWK|
|Curriculum Developer||186,000 MWK|
|Curriculum Specialist||183,000 MWK|
|Deputy Controller of Examinations||170,000 MWK|
|Director of Learning Technology||196,000 MWK|
|Distance Learning Coordinator||152,000 MWK|
|Economics Lecturer||239,000 MWK|
|Education Administrator||158,000 MWK|
|Education Assistant Director||177,000 MWK|
|Education Assistant Principal||153,000 MWK|
|Education Assistant Professor||200,000 MWK|
|Education Consultant||192,000 MWK|
|Education Coordinator||146,000 MWK|
|Education Counselor||165,000 MWK|
|Education Director||257,000 MWK|
|Education Program Specialist||178,000 MWK|
|Education Researcher||207,000 MWK|
|Education Resource Specialist||147,000 MWK|
|Education Services Facilitator||160,000 MWK|
|Educational Psychologist||222,000 MWK|
|EFL Teacher||138,000 MWK|
|eLearning Trainer||125,000 MWK|
|Elementary School Teacher||114,000 MWK|
|Engineering Lecturer||243,000 MWK|
|Engineering Teacher||191,000 MWK|
|English Teacher||128,000 MWK|
|ESL Teacher||148,000 MWK|
|Faculty Assistant||177,000 MWK|
|Foreign Language Teacher||122,000 MWK|
|GED Teacher||130,000 MWK|
|Geography Teacher||134,000 MWK|
|Head of Mathematics Department||189,000 MWK|
|Head of School||238,000 MWK|
|High School Teacher||145,000 MWK|
|History Teacher||137,000 MWK|
|Infant Teacher||103,000 MWK|
|Instructional Assistant||144,000 MWK|
|Kindergarten Teacher||115,000 MWK|
|Language Instructor For Expatriate||114,000 MWK|
|Law Teacher||195,000 MWK|
|Learning Designer||164,000 MWK|
|Library Assistant||91,100 MWK|
|Library Director||165,000 MWK|
|Library Specialist||121,000 MWK|
|Life Sciences Teacher||138,000 MWK|
|Math Lecturer||238,000 MWK|
|Mathematics Teacher||160,000 MWK|
|Middle School Teacher||153,000 MWK|
|Music Teacher||127,000 MWK|
|Nursery Manager||215,000 MWK|
|Nursery Worker||82,900 MWK|
|Physical Education Specialist||157,000 MWK|
|Physical Education Teacher||128,000 MWK|
|Physics Teacher||148,000 MWK|
|Political Science Teacher||153,000 MWK|
|Post Doctoral Researcher||208,000 MWK|
|Preschool Education Administrator||158,000 MWK|
|Preschool Teacher||118,000 MWK|
|Primary School Teacher||131,000 MWK|
|Product Specialist||160,000 MWK|
|Professor - Accounting||256,000 MWK|
|Professor - Architecture||242,000 MWK|
|Professor - Biology||241,000 MWK|
|Professor - Business Administration||242,000 MWK|
|Professor - Chemical Engineering||273,000 MWK|
|Professor - Chemistry||250,000 MWK|
|Professor - Civil Engineering||239,000 MWK|
|Professor - Communication||244,000 MWK|
|Professor - Computer Science||239,000 MWK|
|Professor - Dentistry||257,000 MWK|
|Professor - Drama||243,000 MWK|
|Professor - Economics||269,000 MWK|
|Professor - Education||247,000 MWK|
|Professor - Electrical Engineering||265,000 MWK|
|Professor - English||247,000 MWK|
|Professor - Environmental Engineering||246,000 MWK|
|Professor - Foreign Languages||235,000 MWK|
|Professor - Geological Sciences||250,000 MWK|
|Professor - History||259,000 MWK|
|Professor - Industrial Engineering||240,000 MWK|
|Professor - Law||268,000 MWK|
|Professor - Legal Support||245,000 MWK|
|Professor - Liberal Arts||239,000 MWK|
|Professor - Marketing||254,000 MWK|
|Professor - Mathematics||268,000 MWK|
|Professor - Mechanical Engineering||270,000 MWK|
|Professor - Medical Administration||280,000 MWK|
|Professor - Medicine||293,000 MWK|
|Professor - Music||231,000 MWK|
|Professor - Nursing||244,000 MWK|
|Professor - Pharmaceutical Sciences||239,000 MWK|
|Professor - Philosophy||249,000 MWK|
|Professor - Physical Therapy||269,000 MWK|
|Professor - Physics||258,000 MWK|
|Professor - Psychology||241,000 MWK|
|Professor - Rehabilitation||231,000 MWK|
|Professor - Social Work||234,000 MWK|
|Professor - Sociology||238,000 MWK|
|Professor - Special Education||249,000 MWK|
|Psychology Teacher||208,000 MWK|
|Public Management Assistant Professor||199,000 MWK|
|School Counselor||188,000 MWK|
|Science Educator||139,000 MWK|
|Science Laboratory Assistant||122,000 MWK|
|Science Teacher||141,000 MWK|
|Secondary Mathematics Teacher||143,000 MWK|
|Secondary School Teacher||135,000 MWK|
|Special Education Teacher||143,000 MWK|
|Special Needs Assistant||114,000 MWK|
|Statistics Lecturer||245,000 MWK|
|Student Accounts Coordinator||128,000 MWK|
|Student Development Specialist||158,000 MWK|
|Student Employment Specialist||154,000 MWK|
|Student Services||121,000 MWK|
|Student Support Manager||169,000 MWK|
|Substitute Teacher||118,000 MWK|
|Teacher Aide||108,000 MWK|
|Teacher Trainer||165,000 MWK|
|Training and Development Specialist||182,000 MWK|
|Training Coordinator||131,000 MWK|
|University Teacher||238,000 MWK|
|Vocational Education Teacher||139,000 MWK|
Teaching / Education salaries in Malawi range from 83,600 MWK per month (minimum average salary) to 318,000 MWK per month (maximum average salary, actual maximum is higher).
The median salary is 178,000 MWK per month, which means that half (50%) of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 178,000 MWK while the other half are earning more than 178,000 MWK. The median represents the middle salary value. Generally speaking, you would want to be on the right side of the graph with the group earning more than the median salary.
Closely related to the median are two values: the 25th and the 75th percentiles. Reading from the salary distribution diagram, 25% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 118,000 MWK while 75% of them are earning more than 118,000 MWK. Also from the diagram, 75% of people working in Teaching / Education are earning less than 253,000 MWK while 25% are earning more than 253,000 MWK.
Both are indicators. If your salary is higher than both of the average and the median then you are doing very well. If your salary is lower than both, then many people are earning more than you and there is plenty of room for improvement. If your wage is between the average and the median, then things can be a bit complicated. We wrote a guide to explain all about the different scenarios. How to compare your salary
The experience level is the most important factor in determining the salary. Naturally the more years of experience the higher the wage.
Generally speaking, employees having experience from two to five years earn on average 32% more than freshers and juniors across all industries and disciplines.
Professionals with experience of more than five years tend to earn on average 36% more than those with five years or less of work experience.
As you hit the ten years mark, the salary increases by 21% and an additional 14% for those who have crossed the 15 years mark.
Those figures are presented as guidelines only. The numbers become more significant if you consider one job title at a time.
It is well known that higher education equals a bigger salary, but how much more money can a degree add to your income? We compared the salaries of professionals at the same level but with different college degrees levels across many jobs, below are our findings.
Workers with a certificate or diploma earn on average 17% more than their peers who only reached the high school level.
Employees who earned a Bachelor's Degree earn 24% more than those who only managed to attain a cerificate or diploma.
Professionals who attained a Master's Degree are awarded salaries that are 29% more than those with a Bachelor's Degree.
Finally, PhD holders earn 23% more than Master's Degree holders on average while doing the same job.
A Master's degree program or any post-graduate program in Malawi costs anywhere from 822,000 Kwacha(s) to 2,470,000 Kwacha(s) and lasts approximately two years. That is quite an investment.
You can't really expect any salary increases during the study period, assuming you already have a job. In most cases, a salary review is conducted once education is completed and the degree has been attained.
Many people pursue higher education as a tactic to switch into a higher paying job. The numbers seem to support this tactic. The average increase in compensation while changing jobs is approximately 10% more than the customary salary increment.
The decision really depends on your situation and experience among many other factors. Putting all variables aside, if you can afford the costs of higher education then the return on investment is definitely worth it. You should be able to recover the costs in roughly a year or so.
Though gender should not have an effect on pay, in reality, it does. So who gets paid more: men or women? Male employees in Malawi who work in Teaching / Education earn 12% more than their female counterparts on average.
Teaching / Education professionals in Malawi are likely to observe a salary increase of approximately 4% every 28 months. The national average annual increment for all professions combined is 4% granted to employees every 29 months.
The term 'Annual Salary Increase' usually refers to the increase in 12 calendar month period, but because it is rarely that people get their salaries reviewed exactly on the one year mark, it is more meaningful to know the frequency and the rate at the time of the increase.
The annual salary Increase in a calendar year (12 months) can be easily calculated as follows: Annual Salary Increase = Increase Rate x 12 ÷ Increase Frequency
Listed above are the average annual increase rates for each industry in Malawi for the year 2020. Companies within thriving industries tend to provide higher and more frequent raises. Exceptions do exist, but generally speaking, the situation of any company is closely related to the economic situation in the country or region. These figures tend to change frequently.
Teaching / Education is considered to be a moderate bonus-based field due to the generally limited involvement in direct revenue generation, with exceptions of course. The people who get the highest bonuses are usually somehow involved in the revenue generation cycle.
64% of surveyed staff in Teaching / Education reported that they haven't received any bonuses or incentives in the previous year while 36% said that they received at least one form of monetary bonus.
Those who got bonuses reported rates ranging from 3% to 6% of their annual salary.
The most standard form of bonus where the employee is awarded based on their exceptional performance.Company Performance Bonuses
Occasionally, some companies like to celebrate excess earnings and profits with their staff collectively in the form of bonuses that are granted to everyone. The amount of the bonus will probably be different from person to person depending on their role within the organization.Goal-Based Bonuses
Granted upon achieving an important goal or milestone.Holiday / End of Year Bonuses
These types of bonuses are given without a reason and usually resemble an appreciation token.
People tend to confuse bonuses with commissions. A commission is a prefixed rate at which someone gets paid for items sold or deals completed while a bonus is in most cases arbitrary and unplanned.
The main two types of jobs
|Revenue Generators||Supporting Cast|
Employees that are directly involved in generating revenue or profit for the organization. Their field of expertise usually matches the type of business.
Employees that support and facilitate the work of revenue generators. Their expertise is usually different from that of the core business operations.
Revenue generators usually get more and higher bonuses, higher salaries, and more frequent salary increments. The reason is quite simple: it is easier to quantify your value to the company in monetary terms when you participate in revenue generation.
Top management personnel and senior employees naturally exhibit higher bonus rates and frequencies than juniors. This is very predictable due to the inherent responsibilities of being higher in the hierarchy. People in top positions can easily get double or triple bonus rates than employees down the pyramid.
The hourly wage is the salary paid in one worked hour. Usually jobs are classified into two categories: salaried jobs and hourly jobs. Salaried jobs pay a fix amount regardless of the hours worked. Hourly jobs pay per worked hour. To convert salary into hourly wage the above formula is used (assuming 5 working days in a week and 8 working hours per day which is the standard for most jobs). The hourly wage calculation may differ slightly depending on the worked hours per week and the annual vacation allowance. The figures mentioned above are good approximations and are considered to be the standard. One major difference between salaried employees and hourly paid employees is overtime eligibility. Salaried employees are usually exempt from overtime as opposed to hourly paid staff.
The average salary for Teaching / Education is 6% more than that of All Jobs.
Where can you get paid more, working for a private company or for the government? Public sector employees in Malawi earn 14% more than their private sector counterparts on average across all sectors.